Learn how to locate your files in A360 Drive.
- [Instructor] We're starting a new chapter now where we're going to look at your A360 Drive account in a little bit more detail. So first things first, make sure you're logged in to A360 Drive using your AutoDesk ID. I'm in Google Chrome, as you can see at the moment, and you can use things like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox to log in to your A360 Drive account. Bear in mind though, AutoDesk do prefer Google Chrome and sometimes there can be some little niggles with other browsers, but that's only very, very occasionally.
You'll notice at the top of the screen there, a360.autodesk.com, that's where you go to log in to your A360 Drive account. Now I'm already logged in, you can see my little mug shot here on my profile. If I click there like so, you'll notice that there's a profile link. When you set up your A360 Drive account, you can set up a profile as well. So if I click on profile quickly, it'll open up another tab, and you can see there that I can manage my AutoDesk account. My AutoDesk ID tells me about myself, it also tells me my web links, and I can edit the profile, the linked accounts, like perhaps LinkedIn or if you've got a blog you can link it to that as well.
More importantly, if you do link it to your LinkedIn account, it means people can actually go and look at your business profile and see what you do with AutoCAD. I'm just going to close the user profile tab in the browser there and I'm back to A360. I've got the option there to sign out, which obviously I don't want to, I'm just going to click anywhere on the screen to lose that little fly-out window there. Now the first thing we're going to look at is how to find files in your A360 Drive account. Now you're thinking to yourself, "Well hang on a minute, "I haven't got any files in there yet." Well that's not a problem, I'm just going to take you through all the little bits in your A360 Drive browser window that allow you to find files.
The top one is the search bar. If I type in the word country in there, you'll remember in the previous chapter, I saved our country cabin drawing to the A360 Drive account, and I did that using the local sync folder via AutoCAD. Now if I put the word country in there and just click on search, it goes and finds my country cabin drawing that I saved in the previous chapter. You may or may not of saved that drawing to your A360 Drive, it doesn't matter if you did or you didn't, all I'm showing you there is that I've put a word in and it's found every file with the word country in it.
Now I know that that country cabin drawing is the only file with the word country in it, in my A360 Drive. That's why I used that example. Now if I want to go back to my list of files I just click here on the files link and that takes me straight back to the list of files in my A360 Drive account. There's other ways of searching for files as well. I can go here, all files like so, click on the down arrow. I can find all my files, my files owned by me, my files shared with me, where somebody has shared a file with me, and files I've made public available for sharing as well.
Now I know that all of my files are actually private, so they're all owned by me. So if I click there it'll search for them and there's the owner column there with my name Shaun Bryant going down the list. Files shared with me, if I click there, you'll notice that there are some shared with me. There's one of my work colleagues that I've dealt with, Craig. And also I can go files I've made public, and there's some files I've made public that I've shared with other people too. Now if I just click back on the down arrow and go to all files, that would just take me back to my big list of files that I've got available to me in my A360 Drive account.
One more thing for locating files. Up here you've got a list, like so. I can also go to the grid view, which changes it, does make it look a bit different and as you can see it gives you all your folders as a folder icon so to speak. Now personally, I prefer the list view like that, just because I do. And if you want to change that, obviously you can change the look of your interface by clicking on those icons, top right there in your A360 Drive. So that's how you can go and locate files in your A360 Drive.
Now bear in mind as well, if you've got folders like you have here, I can go to something like the AutoCAD Mobile app that we've been using in previous chapters, and you can see there that I can go and locate files just by looking up the folder that they're in as well. Just like I might do in Windows Explorer in Windows on your desktop.
- Setting up the cloud options
- Uploading documents
- Creating projects
- Adding your team
- Adding drawings to A360 Drive
- Syncing files
- Establishing a workflow between mobile and desktop